During a recent trip to Germany, Camilla wore Queen Elizabeth’s diamond necklace and the Greville tiara. These pieces were found in the archives of the British royal family.
Camilla and her husband, King Charles III, made their first trip outside of the United Kingdom in their new roles as monarchs on Wednesday night, when they attended a state banquet at the Schloss Bellevue Palace in Berlin.
The event was held in honor of the royal couple's recent accession to the throne.
Bruce Oldfield, who was Princess Diana's go-to fashion designer, had created the evening gown that the Queen Consort was wearing when she arrived. The dress was made for the Queen Consort by Bruce Oldfield.
The clothing was completely black, and it featured long sleeves and silverembroidery all over it.
(An intriguing tidbit: he will also be designing the outfit that she will wear for her coronation, which will take place on May 6.). He will also be designing the garment that she will wear during her coronation.
She added two sparkling pieces of jewelryto the elegant ensemble. The first of these was the Greville Tiara, which had been worn in the past by the Queen Mother.
The second of these was the City of London Fringe Necklace, which had been worn in the past by the late Queen Elizabeth II.
During this time, Charles was getting ready for the diplomatic dinner by donning a black tailcoat tuxedo and a white bow tie. He also had a white dinner jacket on as well.
Dame Margaret Greville bequeathed the headdress to Charles's grandmother in 1942, at which point it became part of the royal collection. Because of the pattern, the headpiece is frequently referred to as the Boucheron Honeycomb Tiara.
The brilliant crown was initially crafted by Boucheron in 1921; however, the Queen Mother commissioned Cartier to add more diamondsto it in 1953 so that it could better fit her head.
In addition, Camilla honored the memory of her late mother-in-law by wearing a magnificent necklace that had originally been presented to Queen Elizabeth as a wedding present on the occasion of her marriage to Prince Philip in November 1947.
Queen Consort Camilla sports Queen Elizabeth’s diamond necklace at state banquet
In addition to the broach that was awarded to her by the Queen of the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II, she also wore a Garter Star that had been presented to her by the President of Germany.
Over the course of the dinner, Charles expressed his gratitude by stating:
My wife and I have been so deeply touched by the warmth of the welcome that has been extended to us in Germany–just as we have on each of our previous visits to this very special country.- Charles
After delivering a historic speech on Thursday, the King was honored with a standing ovation that lasted for two minutes. The King was the first monarch from the United Kingdom to address the German parliament.